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Shopping project urban to the core

Post Time:Aug 20,2008Classify:Industry NewsView:207

A massive multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the downtown Calgary Eaton Centre/TD Square will feature the creation of an "urban streetscape" on the top level enclosed by an expansive skylight linking three city blocks, the Herald has learned.

The development will feature "the largest point-supported structural glass skylight in the world with a glass surface roughly the equivalent to a football field," said Chris Brown of MMC International Architects, lead design architect for the project.

The skylight will open up the top level "like you are walking down the street," said John Smith, vice-president, 20 VIC Management Inc., responsible for the redevelopment, leasing and management of the project.

"The way the construction of that skylight is, is that it's hung from the top on the outside. There are no trusses or beams on the inside. So it does look like a seamless roof of glass," said Smith. "That's what creates that urban street concept."

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